I'm New & Need Help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SpurrFoot, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. SpurrFoot

    SpurrFoot New Egg

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    I'm a new chicken owner and need some help. I have been looking for a chicken that is Black and White Striped. I was told it was called a Dominique or something like that. I live in New Brunswick and I'm looking for a chicken breeder in my area. Please Help.[​IMG]
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    You want either Dominiques, which are pretty uncommon and have a rose comb, or Barred Rocks, which are quite common and have a regular ol' single comb. If that helps direct your search any [​IMG]

    Good luck, I am sure you will have no trouble finding BRs and possibly Doms as well if you want,

    Pat
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    P.s. if you don't mind hatchery birds, your feedstore should be able to get Barred Rocks for you, or you could see if Jason Cain at www.performancepoultry.com is still taking orders (if you want a bunch of 'em and would pay to have them mailed).

    If you want them from a private breeder, have you tried the CanadianChickenEggSwappers2 MSN group? Despite the name it is not just for selling eggs, people have chicks and grown birds too and you might be able to hook up with someone in NB [​IMG]

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  4. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can email me....I sell barred rock x white leghorns. The roo is a barred rock so the babies will most likely look like the barred rock. Mine have! And White leghorns are great layers of jumbo white eggs. So this mix give jumbo white and some lightly tinted eggs. [​IMG] I do ship. They are $10.00 per dozen and $12.00 shipping priority. [​IMG]
    I will have purebred barred rocks in the future.
     
  5. SpurrFoot

    SpurrFoot New Egg

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    Thanks for all your help! I really appreciate it![​IMG]
     
  6. backyardfarmfamily

    backyardfarmfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a photo of my barred rock - just so you can see if this is the "striped" one you were thinking of:

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  7. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Backyardfarmfamily - Your barred is sooo pretty!! I have three barred that are about 4 weeks old. I hope they grow to be as pretty as yours!! Right now they are kind of awkward looking!!
     
  8. SpurrFoot

    SpurrFoot New Egg

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    Thanks! That is exactly what I'm looking for! Right now, I'm only looking for chickens that I might want to own in the future. I have about thirteen chickens in the back right now. Thanks for everyones help![​IMG]
     
  9. backyardfarmfamily

    backyardfarmfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    Nuggetsowner - thanks! We didn't think much of our barred rocks when they were chicks either but then all of a sudden they got really beautiful on us. I especially think she looks nice now that her comb is red and full.
     
  10. RobinEgg

    RobinEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mmmm your hen has got me to thinking Imay need to claim a couple od DH's BR chicks....with hopes they will be pretty like yours
     

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